Netflix Drops ‘House Of Cards’ Season Five Trailer [Video]
Netflix dropped the official trailer for the fifth season of House of Cards on Monday. The political drama will make its season premier on May 30.
The trailer warns of a fictional president drunk with power – although some feel we now only need to look to a newspaper to find that.
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) speaks to his wife Claire (Robin Wright) in the voice-over for the trailer. He tells her that the American people are lucky to have the politically violent – and otherwise violent, for that matter – couple on their side.
“The American people don’t know what’s best for them. I do,” Underwood begins.
“I know exactly what they need. They are like little children, Claire, we have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths, teach them right from wrong, tell them how to think and what to feel and what to want.”
The trailer is filled with images sure to be familiar to anyone keeping up with the news over the past several months. At one point, a man stands shocked, looking at an Electoral map on a television, something the majority of American voters did last November.
There is also a shot of protesters holding signs that read,”Not My President,” “Abolish the Electoral College,” and “Never Underwood,” a riff on the “Never Trump” movement started by moderate Republicans during the 2015-16 Presidential Primaries.
Quickly, the trailer reveals several blacked-out documents being cycled through a computer screen – a call to the numerous leaks of classified documents over the years, perhaps.
At the end of the trailer, Underwood promises he isn’t going anywhere.
“Underwood 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036,” he warns. “One Nation. Underwood.”
House of Cards, as a series, has been nominated for 46 Emmy Awards. It has won six.
Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese will the the show runners for season five.
Watch the season five trailer below.
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